(By Borgesian, I mean the philosophy of Jorge Luis Borges.)
Context: I've been working on a book for quite a while. One of its main themes is the odd connections between random parts of history. Finding a clearer connection between Borges and the Borg would be a great help to me. (I doubt there's a clear connection between the two, but I'm looking for anything that would pass as an interesting connection in a work of fiction.)
I've read the collected fictions of Borges. He has a lot of surrealistic stuff about not being one person. Below, I've picked a few quotes that I could find online that I thought did a reasonable job of expressing this.
The Borg are known for assimilating life into themselves, for making it something more than the original. Borges writes: "The original is unfaithful to the translation" meaning that a modified work is greater than it's unchanged form.
The Borg take many different types of being into their collective. Borges says "I am god, I am hero, I am philosopher, I am demon and I am world, which is a tedious way of saying that I do not exist."
Is there evidence that at any point the creators of the Borg were influenced by the writings of Borges?
(Don't bother pointing out that Borg is short for Cyborg or that the g in Borges is pronounced like an h. Just because Borges wasn't the inspiration for the Borg doesn't mean that his writings couldn't have influenced the mindset of their creators, and it would be really cool if there is some evidence of Borges influencing the Borg.)